- of or relating to the poet Milton or his writings.
- resembling Milton's majestic style.
Also Mil·to·ni·an [mil-toh-nee-uh n] /mɪlˈtoʊ ni ən/.
Origin of Miltonic
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Examples from the Web for miltonian
But the Miltonian word gives the reason of serenity: the root and branch intricacy of closest knowledge and fellowship.Proserpina, Volume 1
Decidedly the town of Penarth must adopt this Miltonian line as its motto.
Now I remember, you were against me this morning, and were quite Miltonian and manufacturing in your preferences.'North and South
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
In fact, they possessed him of a high degree of Miltonian culture, which was what one wanted to have with respect to any poet.Imaginary Interviews
W. D. Howells
- characteristic of or resembling Milton's literary style, esp in being sublime and majestic
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